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USM narrows V.P. candidates, to dedicate building

LONG BEACH — The search committee for the vice president of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast position has narrowed the field of candidates to three finalists, including Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze; Dr. Frances Lucas and Dr. Andrew Rogerson. The vice president for Southern Miss Gulf Coast position replaces the associate provost for Southern Miss Gulf Coast post, currently held ...

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Emergency teacher licenses on hold

JACKSON — Mississippi has seen a nearly 18 percent increase over the past two years in unlicensed educators serving in classrooms across the state on an emergency basis. In the midst of budget cuts that threaten to winnow teaching ranks, superintendents may find it harder to use unlicensed teachers while licensed ones are being laid off or furloughed to save ...

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Board elects to close its high school

DREW — The Drew School District Board of Trustees is cutting costs by housing students at only two schools for the 2010-2011 school year. School board President John Thigpen said the district has to look at ways to cut costs. The board voted last week to run only Hunter Middle School and A.W. James Elementary School during the 2010-2011 school ...

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UM to raise funding for faculty

OXFORD — University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones has announced a campaign to raise $100 million to help the school attract and retain faculty. Jones made the announcement during his official investiture Friday as Ole Miss’ 16th chancellor. Jones says donations could be made to the new Barnard Endowment for Faculty Support as well as for the creation of faculty ...

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Hood says college agreement is legal

MGCCC president still hopes South Alabama comes to Gautier In yet another strange twist in the controversy surrounding an Alabama institution of higher learning looking to offer classes on a Mississippi community college campus, the Attorney General’s Office ruled that the agreement is legal — three days after the proposed partnership appeared dead. However, Attorney General Jim Hood’s opinion could ...

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JSU president wants Southern post

JACKSON — The president of Jackson State University (JSU) is one of two new applicants to lead the Southern University System. University officials tell The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., that JSU president Ronald Mason Jr. and Clarence Newsome, the former president of Shaw University in North Carolina, are the two latest applicants to join the pool of four semifinalists ...

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Air Force general visits MSU

STARKVILLE — On April 7 at Mississippi State University (MSU), a three-star U.S. Air Force general said the university will assist in a “continual partnership” to help with some highly specialized research. Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula was among others on campus to discuss mission needs related to research technologies required for developing military aircraft controlled by operators in remote ...

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Community college hiking tuition

RAYMOND — Students at Hinds Community College will be paying more this fall after trustees voted to increase tuition and meal plan costs. College officials say the increases are necessary as the school is serving an unprecedented number of students while seeing its state funding cut. Tuition for full-time students will be $980 per semester, an increase of $150. Part-time ...

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MSU to offer criminology degree

STARKVILLE — Beginning with summer-term classes in June, Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) College of Arts and Sciences will offer a bachelor’s degree program in criminology. As a major within the university’s sociology department, the academic curriculum will emphasize the study of types; patterns and trends in criminal behavior; and the social causes of and responses to crime. Among other areas, ...

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Hancock Bank donates to INFINITY

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank will give $500,000 toward completion of INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. Bank officials presented the first $50,000 installment of the 10-year commitment April 6. “Hancock Bank is honored to facilitate a project that further secures our Gulf Coast as an international center of opportunity. This chance to partner with many distinguished leaders ...

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